Damyean Dotson is becoming a reliable player for the Knicks
One player that caught my eye last season was New York Knicks guard/forward Damyean Dotson after appearing in 44 games and making two starts.
Dotson finished the season with an average of 10.8 minutes and 4.1 points per game, which isn’t great. But there is something about this second-year player that has me excited.
Check out some of Dotson’s highlights from last season.
Dotson looked even better to me this past preseason, but unfortunately didn’t get any playing time until Kevin Knox went down with a sprained ankle against the Boston Celtics.
Dotson finished the Celtics game with 10 points on four of eight shooting in 22 minutes of play. Not bad at all.
Dotson looked even better against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night as he dropped 14 points in 32 minutes and helped out on the defensive end of the floor.
I know these aren’t huge numbers, but Dotson is becoming a consistent double-digit scorer and if this keeps up he’ll continue to get big-time minutes this season.
What’s interesting is that I’ve heard some Knicks’ fans say that Dotson should start over Tim Hardaway Jr. given the fact that he plays better defense and doesn’t take poor shots.
That’s not a bad argument, but with the money New York is paying THJ, I wouldn’t expect that to happen.
I also think it’s too soon to start Dotson over Hardaway. Let’s first see if he can continue this over the course of the first 20-30 games of the season.
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